debfarrMemberJune 29, 2012 at 8:02 pmPost count: 3
Good morning Sir if you could please interpret and explain my MRI to me I would greatly appreciate it. I am in severe pain everyday from the back of my skull on the right side shoulders and arm with numbness and loss of grip strength in forearm and hand. I have some minor pain and numbness on left side but right side predominant.
TECHNIQUE: MRI of the cervical spine was preformed using TI and T2 weighted sequences in multiple planes.
FINDINGS:Paraspinous soft tissues: Normal
Alignment: There is loss of normal cervical lordosis. Minimal retrolisthesis of C5 vertebra over C6 is seen.
Vertebrae: Mild degenerative endplate changes and Schmorl’s nodes are seen at few levels. Marginal osteophytes are seen at multiple levels. The certebral body heights are normal.
Discs C3-C3 & C3-C4 & C4-C5 & C6-C7 are dessicated and reveal mild diffuse bulges. They indent the anterior subarachnoid space without any significant central canal or neural foraminal narrowing. The bulges measure approx 2 mm in size.
Disc C5-C6 is dessicated and reveals a small broad based posterior herniation. It indents the anterior subarachnoid space, both C6 nerve roots and causes mild narrowing of the central canal and neural foramina bilaterally. The herniation is approx 4 mm in size.
C7-T1 is dessicated and is otherwise unremarkable
Mild generalized facetal and uncovertebral arthropathy is detected.
Spinal Cord: Normal in thickness and reveals normal signal intensity. No focal area of abnormal signal is detected within the cord. No intraspinal mass lesion is detected.
1. small broad based posterior herniation of C5-C6 disc causing mild narrowing of the central canal and neural foramina bilaterally. Herniation measures approx 4 mm in size.
2. Mild diffuse bulge of C2-3 to C4-5 and C6-7 discs without any significan central canal or neural foraminal narrowing. These bulges measure approximately 2 mm in size.
3. Mild generalized facetal and uncovertebral arthropathy.
4. Minimal retrolisthesis of C5 vertebra over C6.
Thank you for your help in understanding this. DebDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorAugust 12, 2012 at 12:04 amPost count: 8614
MRI findings need to be correlated with your symptoms. See the section under”How to describe symptoms” to convey your current problems so I can associate symptoms with imaging.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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